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Articles About Solar PPA

Are solar leasing companies causing more problems than they solve?

The Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE), an organization “devoted to educating the public about the need to guarantee our access to the affordable energy that drives our nation forward,” has just released a white paper called “Solar Power in the U.S.: Lessons Learned and Guidance for Policymakers.” We’ll do our best to judge the […]

Last modified: March 24, 2015

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SunRun Solar PPA Example

In my last post about SunRun, we talked about the basic outline of the SunRun solar PPA. In this post, we’re going to go through an example of an average system in Southern California Edison (SCE) utility with tiered rates and net metering. The example would be similar in other SunRun territories, but not Arizona […]

Last modified: December 28, 2018

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The Sun Run PPA: The Basics (Updated)

Continuing on our look at residential solar PPAs (power purchase agreements) and solar leases, let’s check out the biggest player in the residential PPA market, SunRun. First, the basics: SunRun is a California PPA company that offers solar PPAs in California and Massachusetts. In Arizona and Los Angeles, SunRun provides a lease model similar to […]

Last modified: June 15, 2009

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SunRun is Now in Los Angeles

SunRun has done what no other Solar Lease or Solar PPA company has done before. They have made an agreement with my home town utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and according to SunRun, they have already sold their first low money down solar lease in the city. I’ll get more […]

Last modified: May 7, 2020

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Tell Your Friends: 0 or Low Money Down Solar

Happened again. I ran into a green person, who told me he loved solar but that it wasn’t affordable. What he’s really saying is that the up front costs are too high, which is why I’m discussing the growing number of leasing and PPA companies out in the U.S. However, I also want to remind […]

Last modified: May 7, 2020

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